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NBC WAND-TV and ABC WICS on HSHS hospital using EASE to connect to patients and families in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – HSHS St. Johns Hospital is working a new app into their health care: the Ease app. The app allows doctors to update people on the status of family members who are in surgery.

Executive Medical Director for the Prairie Heart Institute, Dr. Gregory Mishkel, says this new technology will allow the hospital to establish better communication and trust with its patients.

“At certain parts of the operation prescribed, we will send messages to all family members who have downloaded the app,” Mishkel says. “If the family wants to see the beating heart, we’ll send a video of that,” Mishkel said. “The video shows up on the family’s phone, and is supposed to disappear after a minute.” See story 

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